Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fishing Class Part 2

So, we actually fished during our fishing class this week. Even though I had no problems dissecting various animals and animal parts in my anatomy and physiology class in college, I just couldn't bring myself to put the worms on the hooks (probably because they are still alive, and I don't want to be the one killing them). Thankfully, Ernie and Amanda, our teachers, did all the baiting for us. Vance was the first to cast, and within the first two minutes, BAM!, he caught the first fish. He was very excited, and I was left thinking that I hope he doesn't think fishing always happens so successfully and quickly.

After a little while longer, Vance's friend Jacob caught a fish. Caden was still being patient and not complaining.

Then, Caden decided to switch things up a little and move to the other side of the pond. This proved to be a very good idea.

Caden with fish number 1.

Caden with fish number 2.

Caden with fish number 3.

Caden with fish number 4 -the biggest of the day.

All the fish they caught were Blue Gills. There are other types of fish in the pond, but we never saw them.

When we got home, I asked Caden why he thought that he caught so many fish. "Because the smart fish were swimming by Vance and Jacob. The dumb fish were swimming by me." I love his perspective on things.